For Immediate Release: Monday, October 25, 1999
PACE Anti-Piracy Releases Version 2.0 of USB Floppy Enabler to Provide Full
Compatibility with Apple’s G4 and ROM-in-RAM Machines Running Mac OS 9
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – October 25, 1999 — PACE Anti-Piracy Inc., a leader
in the development of anti-piracy systems for the Macintosh, today released
version 2.0 of its USB Floppy Enabler. The upgrade ensures that software
incorporating PACE’s InterLok(r) technology will operate correctly on Apple
Computer, Inc.’s new G4 and other “ROM-IN-RAM” Power Macintosh computers
running the newly-released OS 9. PACE has extended the functionality of its
USB Floppy Enabler to include technologies to overcome incompatibilities
related to these new products.
PACE’s USB Floppy Enabler is a driver that emulates the Sony diskette drive
interface, allowing supported third-party external USB floppy drives to
work with floppy-based software products. InterLok(r) is PACE’s fifth
generation tool set for protecting, distributing and selling software, and
is widely used by developers of pro-audio, font, and graphics software
products. The new version of the Enabler is necessary for any developer
using InterLok whose customers use Apple’s new Power Macintosh G4 machines,
or any “ROM-in-RAM” machine, including the iMac, iBook, “bronze keyboard”
PowerBook G3, and “blue and white” Power Macintosh G3, running Mac OS 9.
Unlike previous versions, this latest enabler is required on these new
Macintosh platforms even if floppy diskettes are not used for distribution
of authorization. Software developers who protect their products with
PACE’s InterLok(r) system should download version 2.0 of the USB Floppy
Enabler from PACE’s website to avoid any potential compatibility issues.
PACE released the USB Floppy Enabler in March of this year in order to help
the Macintosh community handle Apple’s transition to a floppyless computer
product line. In addition to solving compatibility issues, version 2.0 of
the USB Floppy Enabler adds support for additional third-party floppy disk
hardware. Information regarding the added support of this version is
available directly from PACE Anti-Piracy.
Version 2.0 of the USB Floppy Enabler is available for download from PACE’s
web site free of charge. Software publishers and distributors can obtain a
license for bundling the enabler with their own products and for
distributing it from their web sites by contacting PACE Sales. More
information is available about PACE Anti-Piracy, the USB Floppy Enabler,
and PACE’s suite of InterLok(r) products at the company’s web site:
http://www.paceap.com. PACE Sales may be contacted by phone at (408)
About PACE Anti-Piracy:
PACE Anti-Piracy Inc. is a privately held company based in San Jose,
California. Since 1985, PACE has provided software publishers and
distributors with high quality solutions for secure software distribution.
PACE’s InterLok(r) suite of products is used by hundreds of world-class
software developers and publishers around the world, including Adobe
Systems, Agfa, Avid, Corel, Digidesign, Dolby Laboratories, Electronic
Arts, Inprise, InstallShield, Liquid Audio, Steinberg, and The Walt Disney
PACE Anti-Piracy, Inc.
P.O. Box 8298, San Jose, California 95155